SUN Hockey Pool

Flames' Blake Comeau movin' on up

Despite having trouble finding the back of the net, Blake Comeau skated with Curtis Glencross and...

Despite having trouble finding the back of the net, Blake Comeau skated with Curtis Glencross and Jarome Iginla Saturday. (Al Charest/QMI Agency)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:55 PM ET

Sometimes it’s the perfect kind of prank.

 

A player who’s usually skating on the fourth line has his practice sweater switched by a nefarious teammate.

Even in a truncated NHL season, regular levity is needed.

Blake Comeau wasn’t thinking that was the case when the signs pointed to him skating on a line with Jarome Iginla and Curtis Glencross during Saturday’s Calgary Flames practice.

“I don’t think I’m that bad of a player where it’s outrageous I’m playing centre with Jarome and Glennie, so I didn’t think it was a joke at all,” Comeau said of his reaction when he entered the dressing room.

“I thought it was something for me to look at as a challenge, and I’m going to do my best to strive at it and show I can play.”

As the middling Flames readied to head to Dallas to kick off a quick two-game road trip Sunday against the Stars (4 p.m., Sportsnet West, Sportsnet FAN960), coach Bob Hartley mixed up a couple of lines.


Videos

Photos